on Location: making stories

Workshop  /  27 Jan 2006  -  29 Jan 2006
Published: 22.03.2006
on Location: making stories.
Jewellers & metalsmiths group of australia JMGA
conference co-ordinator Karin Findeis
registration and acommodation


In the process of making it is not always immediately evident what we are trying to do. How do we make sense of that process? Do we talk about it, describe our work, write about our ideas and research? Where does our work go? What are the discourses that our practices open up? Making is not just about producing objects; it assumes there is an audience for what we do: collectors, writers, critics; that is, other bodies that carry our work beyond our studios.
on Location: making stories is a broad theme about the place of jewellery and metalwork in our culture. It addresses different points along the journey of an object from the maker's imagination to its inception and its placement in the cultural community - through the eyes and words of the various people that make its life possible.


guest speakers
Margaret West (Australia) artist, gardener, writer
Ruudt Peters (The Netherlands) artist – keynote address
Suzie Attiwill (Australia) interior designer
Liesbeth den Besten (Netherlands) writer, lecturer
Louise Hamby (Australia) Anthropologist and curator
Elin Howe (Australia) writer, curator
Rian de Jong (The Netherlands) artist
Damian Skinner (New Zealand) writer

with ...
Roseanne Bartley - Circling and broaching the performative process of jewellery
Tracey Clement - A response
Peter Deckers (New Zealand) - Jewellery in and out of context: a hybrid view
Mark Edgoose - Inhabiting space
Caroline Gore (USA) - The blurring of sculpture and adornment - spaces: bodies
Marian Hosking - Places and spaces
Sheridan Kennedy - Mapping the field of experience
Bridie Lander - In sight out of touch: Does Matter Matter
Paul Leathers (Canada) - Between mind and material: meditations on making
Sally Marsland - Can't see the forest for the trees
Arti Sandhu (New Zealand) - BLING - South Delhi ISHTYLE: the aesthetics and display and consumption in middle class Indian society

referees for speakers
Gordon Burnett - Reader in Craft, Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
Professor Norman Cherry - Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham, England
Grace Cochrane - Senior Curator of Australian Decorative Arts, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
Kevin Murray - Director of Craft Victoria, Australia
Carly Davenport Acker, Indigenous Depoartment FORM
Margaret West - Artist, writer & gardener, Australia
Dr Diana Wood Conroy - Associate Professor Visual Arts, University of Wollongong, Australia
Christopher Menz, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia
Margaret West. Brooch: Rosa Scissa. basalt, paint, silver (925). 81x85x9mm;. photo: M West. Margaret West
Brooch: Rosa Scissa
basalt, paint, silver (925)
photo: M West
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Ruudt Peters. : LAPIS Viriditas. silver, malachite, eilatite. Ruudt Peters
: LAPIS Viriditas
silver, malachite, eilatite
© By the author. Read Copyright.